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    E-J-R
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    To farmers: Why are most barns painted red?
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    Name : E-J-R, Age : 25, City : Farmington Hills, State : MI Country : United States, 
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    Shelly27970
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    I once read somewhere that barns were painted red because in the early days of paint-making red was cheaper to manufacture and was therefore sold at a lower price.

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    Name : Shelly27970, Gender : F, Race : White/Caucasian, City : Pittsburgh, State : PA Country : United States, Occupation : Researcher, Education level : Over 4 Years of College, 
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    Jim
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    Paint for barns was originally cassein paint, made from the left over or stale milk. It was kept in a container and colored red with iron oxide, from rusty iron, as in nails etc. added to the milk. Just a way of putting something to use that would have been throw away in today’s world.

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    Name : Jim, Gender : M, Age : 45, City : Decherd, State : TN Country : United States, 
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